In Prison Ministry

Our In-Prison Ministry consists of two efforts, offering worship services in prisons and jails and leading UU covenant groups in prisons and jails.

In-Prison Worship Services

It is our intent to offer monthly Unitarian Universalist worship services in two prisons/jails, one men’s prison and one women’s prison.  We feel called to offer worship that affirms the inherent worth and dignity of every person and focuses on a free and responsible search for truth and meaning and encouragement to spiritual growth.  We’ve learned through interviews with formerly incarcerated individuals that many people do not feel welcome at traditional Christian worship services, because of their sexual orientation, their experience of domestic violence, or their questioning attitude.  Our worship is open to anyone of any faith background or no faith, sexual orientation, and race or ethnicity.

If you would like to volunteer to be a worship associate for worship in a prison or jail, please submit a volunteer form.

UU Covenant Groups in Prisons and Jails

UUPMI also leads UU covenant groups in prisons and jails. Our covenant groups meet for 12 sessions, with 8 to 10 incarcerated men or women plus two UU co-facilitators.  Read More

Co-facilitators are asked to take a six-hour Circle Facilitator’s Training workshop.  Read More

To register for the next available workshop, please fill out the registration form .

If you would like to volunteer to be a co-facilitator of a UU covenant group in a prison or jail, please fill out and submit our volunteer form.

In-prison volunteers for both worship associates and covenant group co-facilitators must complete the application procedures, criminal background checks, drug tests, and fingerprinting as required by the individual prison or jail they will be going into.